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Old May 4, 14, 3:34 am
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Originally Posted by yorkboy24 View Post
I still miss the old Sofitel Silom (Now Pullman G which I haven't tried) - do you know if that's where some of the staff at Sofitel So in the lounge were transferred from there?
I'm not sure how many came from Silom, but there has been a relatively big turnover of staff from the initial group when it opened. So Paul (one of the So Guru's) is one of the only ones I know from the beginning.
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Old May 6, 14, 5:38 pm
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It's fun to read everyone's experiences with this hotel. I've stayed at the Sofitel Sukhumvit 5 or 6 times and am ready to try the So. As a Platinum, is there any reason to book a Comfy room rather than a slightly less expensive Cosy room?
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Old May 16, 14, 12:44 am
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Very good TR in deed Jermyn and as you say a bit different from my own impression of the hotel
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Old May 16, 14, 2:28 am
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Originally Posted by FlytheTail View Post
It's fun to read everyone's experiences with this hotel. I've stayed at the Sofitel Sukhumvit 5 or 6 times and am ready to try the So. As a Platinum, is there any reason to book a Comfy room rather than a slightly less expensive Cosy room?
Your booking for a Comfy room will be upgraded to a Club room which is exactly the same as the comfy room except for the club access that you get anyway as a Platinum.

I was told for this hotel, your best bet is to go So Cosy > So Comfy or So Club > So Studio.
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Old Jun 9, 14, 7:39 am
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FlytheTail - have you tried So yet? I'm in the same position as you. I've done the Sukhumwit a few times and now ready to try So.

Also, given the current coup in Thailand, do people think it's worth waiting it out for booking for August as 1. It's low season anyway and prices are not likely to change and 2. The situation may get worse / drag on.

At 4200 baht per night in the Summer Collection, is that a reasonable rate? I remember the old Sofitel Silom going for nearly half that price. Is that still reasonable? Sukhumwit seems to be around the same.
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Old Jun 9, 14, 9:52 am
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I was in bkk two weekends ago. Best time to travel I say. Stayed at the Novotel Siam Square.
If you ask me it will get quieter rather than louder..
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Old Jun 19, 14, 3:29 am
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Here's the video of "my" SO Studio (Metal Theme)

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Originally Posted by yorkboy24 View Post
FlytheTail - have you tried So yet? I'm in the same position as you. I've done the Sukhumwit a few times and now ready to try So.
I just ended my stay and really enjoyed the hotel. It's much more artsy/unique and the view of the park was awesome. I was upgraded from So Cosy to So Club and received the only king-bedded corner room with the water theme. Loved it! Will definitely be back.

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I think two of these benefits (laundry and spa credit) are specific to booking the Club room; these two weren't offered for my club room upgrade.
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Thanks for the update. I've decided to ditch the Sofitel Sukhumwit for this trip and give the So a chance. I'll be there in August. I e-mailed the hotel before booking and asked about Platinum benefits etc and the response was really positive, not just the information but the style of communicating which actually was more informal than I'm used to but the personal touch was really good. I've been informed that I'll get a park view with water element as upgrade - I booked the basic room (is that Cosy?). So, I might end up in the same room as FlyTheTail! A shame about the laundry credit. I'll ask about that as it's useful, especially if using the gym.
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Originally Posted by yorkboy24 View Post
Thanks for the update. I've decided to ditch the Sofitel Sukhumwit for this trip and give the So a chance. I'll be there in August. I e-mailed the hotel before booking and asked about Platinum benefits etc and the response was really positive, not just the information but the style of communicating which actually was more informal than I'm used to but the personal touch was really good. I've been informed that I'll get a park view with water element as upgrade - I booked the basic room (is that Cosy?). So, I might end up in the same room as FlyTheTail! A shame about the laundry credit. I'll ask about that as it's useful, especially if using the gym.
I would say you made an excellent choice having stayed at both locations a number of times, So just blows the Sofitel Sukhumvit out of the water in my opinion

We`ll be back again this November for our 8th. stay since it opened
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Sofitel So Bangkok

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Sofitel So Bangkok

2 North Sathorn Road Bangrak Bangkok, TH 10500

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This was my 2nd stay in this hotel. The 1st one was a bit more than 2 years ago when the hotel was still in soft opening. It was a good stay but I was not puzzled by the hotel as I had 1st an earth element room which I really disliked and so they gave me a wood element room which was OK but not outstanding + a few minor issues during the stay. But this 2nd stay was outstanding in almost all aspects. As already explained in the Sofitel Sukhumvit thread, I was spending 6 nights in BKK, so I decided to split the stay in 2 : 3 nights at each Sofitel. Please see theSofitel Sukhumvit threadfor the report on this stay.

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When I booked (a So Comfy room with Lumphini park view), I asked in the remark section that I wanted either water or metal element room. A few days before my stay, I send an e-mail to the hotel asking about platinum benefits. Response came quickly, but contrarily to Sofitel Sukhumvit and Macau, they were not mentioning the room upgrade (but they were mentioning club lounge access). I did not investigate it at that time and decided to see this at the hotel if needed (and you will read hereafter that it was indeed needed).

Upon arrival, I was directed immediately to the lounge for checking-in. They gave me a metal element room. At that time I forgot about the upgrade and it's when I arrived in the room that I realized that they did not mention it in the e-mail and at check-in. The room was very nice and I really liked it.

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But reading the room description in my booking, clearly the room attributed was fitting perfectly with it, so no upgrade was granted. I then tried to make a dummy booking on Accor web site and many room types were available, including all the suites. So I went back to the lounge, said that there was really nothing wrong with the room but enquired about the lack of upgrade. The response was "oh but we had upgraded you because we have granted you club lounge access". I replied that this was another benefit of the program but room upgrade, if available, is another separate platinum benefit. The attendant then checked for availability of suites and of course I did mention to him that I checked on-line and that there were suites available. After a few. Minutes of search, he said that he has a nice suite available, earth element. As I said above, I really dislike those rooms but I asked to see it to decide after. Without surprise, this room was not for me (although it was huge and definitely an upgrade). So I said that I preferred to keep my current room. As no other suites were available this day, he then promised me something better for the next 2 nights. And he really kept his promise !

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The wines proposed at the lounge during the free evening cocktail time are just average (less good than the ones proposed at Sukhumvit). Snacks are OK. I wanted to use the drink voucher at the roof top bar but the voucher is only valid at the Mixo bar on the 9th floor. This is a bit ridiculous IMO.

The mixo bar :



The roof top bar :





The pool view on Lumphini park and beautiful Bangkok skyline is really amazing, especially at sunset. This view (that you have also from many rooms) is one of the strongest point of this hotel IMO.













The following day, I then enquired about the new room. They said that I would surely like it and that they have a regular customer who always want this one. When he opened the door I was just breathless and said WOW. This was still a metal element room but the biggest hotel room I ever had stayed in. Of course still with a view on the park, but a panoramic view. I said Immediately that the room was fitting perfectly my needs!!! You can see below some pictures of the room. I tried also a panoramic picture with my phone. This was a So Lofty room, a very very nice upgrade indeed. The bathroom was almost as large as my home living room !













































The lounge staff has been also very kind and efficient to help me for various things (flight booking change, restaurant and theater reservations, etc).
So this stay has been top notch even if it was annoying to ask for something that is part of the program and that other Sofitel visited during the same trip had no problem with. But, at this hotel, every time you mention a problem, they sort it out right (it was the same during my 1st stay for the few issues I had).

In conclusion, a great stay.

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Old Nov 17, 14, 1:27 am
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Originally Posted by Goldorak View Post
In conclusion, a great stay .
Thanks for the review Goldorak. So glad you liked the So. It looks like you has the suite we np had the very first time I ever stayed there - we absolutely loved it as well.

I've had quite a few stays there now and it's my number one pick globally hotel wise now. ESP when you can have a room like that for about $120 (with upgrades etc).

Can't wait to return again.
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Old Nov 17, 14, 11:36 am
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Can't wait to return again.
Me too !!!
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Old Nov 19, 14, 1:58 am
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I booked a night on 16-Jan at Sofitel So using my AdvantagePlus free night. I am Platinum now. No idea, if they will upgrade me.
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Old Feb 1, 15, 8:27 pm
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A question for my fellow LeClub Platinums...

At the Sofitel So, am I best off paying for a So Cosy room and hope for a So Club upgrade?

Or is it worth paying the extra for a So Comfy (or higher) and hope for a leapfrog upgrade to a So Studio or So Suite?
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